I have been attempting to turn my thumb green and become one with nature this week. I've uncovered several of our earth's smallest creatures.
Dirty Little Frog: Yes, such an original name for the tiny thing that was hiding in the dirt where I wanted to place my plant. He was about the size of my thumbnail and covered in dirt.
A friend asked me if I'd ever seen a clean frog. I told her that of course I had, because they usually come out in the rain, freshly showered. Sheesh.
See? This one has obviously lathered, rinsed, and repeated:
I also disturbed several small garden snakes. I will spare you the photos.
I've mentioned armadillos before.
Pretty? Not so much.
I think there is a multi-family household under my shed. They are overdue on the rent:
It's either that or Evil Twin's first attempt at making us a tornado shelter.
It is most likely an armadillo. These "beastards" like grub worms and will stick their pointy noises in your yard to get them. Unfortunately, they also uproot your grass, don't fill their holes after they're done, and probably make several dirty little frogs homeless. Or maybe they eat the juicy little things. Those pointy little feet don't bode well for your lawn, either.
Dinner is served.
I've also discovered that it isn't cats or dolphins that rule the world. It's ants. That's right. A N T S !!!! They are everywhere, even in my mailbox. ICK! Just this morning, I saw an army of them trying to carry Cat to their mound. They kept dropping the 14-pound beast, losing a third of their army each time. I finally heard the queen say "Give up the fat whining furball. Go see what's under that outbuilding."
Have a great weekend!
Photo credits: tiny frog: yumievriwan on flickr.com, armadillo: sunchild_dd, flickr.com, pie: jannabeth, flickr.com, Creative Commons license (see sidebar), tunnel entrance: Reffie